Rebirth of a Republic
Gungan soldier and heavy weapons specialist
Dossal Kess CL 4Male Gungan soldier 4
Destiny 2 (Rescue); Force 7; Dark Side 2
Init +11; Senses low-light vision; Perception +2
Languages Basic, Binary (understand only), Bocce, Gunganese, Military Sign
Defenses Ref 20 (flat-footed 16), Fort 19, Will 14
hp 62; Threshold 19
Speed 6 squares, swim 4 squares
Melee bayonet +5 (1d8+4)
Ranged BlasTech DLT-20A +8 (3d10+2)
Ranged grenade launcher +9 (4d6+4, 2-square burst)
Base Atk +4; Grp +8
Atk Options autofire (BlasTech DLT-20A), Point Blank Shot
Special Actions Indomitable
Abilities Str 13 (+1), Dex 19 (+4), Con 14 (+2), Int 12 ( +1), Wis 10 (+0), Cha 6 (-2)
Special Qualities hold breath, weapon familiarity (atlatl, cesta)
Talents Indomitable, Weapon Specialization (heavy weapons)
Feats Armor Proficiency (light, medium), Martial Arts I, Point Blank Shot, Weapon Focus (heavy weapons), Weapon Proficiency (heavy weapons, pistols, rifles, simple weapons)
Skills Athletics +8 (Swim: may take 10 under pressure, may reroll and keep second result), Endurance +9, Initiative +11, Pilot +11
Possessions (on person):
all-temperature cloak, BlasTech DLT-20A ‘longbarrel’ blaster rifle (w/bayonet), credit chip (15 credits), grenade launcher (mounted on rifle, 4 frag grenades loaded), frag grenade (on belt), rifle shoulder strap (holster), partial stormtrooper armor (+3 armor, +1 equipment), utility belt (no toolkit, no medpac, 2 rolls of mesh tape).
Load: 24.3 / 42.25 kg
Possessions (on Wayfarer):
Possessions (on Resilient):
combat jumpsuit, 6 power packs
Age 25; Height 1.88 m; Weight 77 kg; Skin purple
In an alternate universe, Dossal Kess might have been the Gungan army’s poster boy, a paragon of Otolla physical perfection and military aptitude, leading his people proudly into battle. However, circumstances have prevented Dossal from living his life out in the open, a plight shared by many of his comrades.
Dossal never knew his father; in Year 14 (21 BBY), the adventurous young Gungan had volunteered for the Grand Army of the Republic and was never heard from again. Dossal was born later that year, named for his father. His mother was content to believe that her husband had been killed in the Clone Wars, although no definitive proof was ever obtained, and no official word was ever received from the Republic.
When Dossal was still a child, Imperial troops began regularly raiding the settlement where he and his mother made their home, The troops would never take more than a few Gungans away in binders, but they always returned several months later to repeat the process yet again. The official reason for the raids was to “apprehend Rebel sympathizers,” but few doubted what was really happening: slowly but surely, their people were being enslaved. After years of deftly avoiding the raids, Dossal’s mother was taken away by stormtroopers in Year 31 (4 BBY), turning the young Gungan into a de facto orphan with a lust for revenge. (Six years later, he would learn that his mother had in fact been executed by the stormtroopers who had taken her. This filled Dossal with a strange sort of pride…he knew that she hadn’t gone quietly.)
Soon after his mother’s capture, Dossal sought out the leaders of the Gungan resistance movement (something that his mother had always forbidden) and joined the struggle against the yoke of Imperial tyranny. Setting aside his traditional Gungan weapons in favor of a more powerful blaster rifle (once he had stolen one, of course), Dossal began to come into his own as a soldier, following in his father’s footsteps.
In Year 38 (3 ABY), Dossal met a human freighter captain in Theed, and learned that he was smuggling foodstuffs to the Rebel Alliance. Seizing the opportunity to exact his revenge upon the Empire, he stowed away in the freighter’s cargo hold and soon found himself in the Rebels’ new base on Hoth. However, Imperial forces attacked within weeks of Dossal’s arrival. The Gungan fought valiantly in the Battle of Hoth, manning the controls of the base’s v-150 Planet Defender Ion Cannon. He was on board the final transport that left the Hoth system (which was supposed to include Princess Leia Organa, although the Princess wasn’t able to make it to the transport’s docking bay).
Dossal is skilled in combat, but his isolated childhood has endowed him with a distinctive awkwardness in social situations. He has difficulty making friends, but he is intensely loyal to those whose friendship he has. This loyalty also takes the form of undying respect for his superior officers; Dossal is quick to snap to attention and salute in the presence of a commanding officer. He is a faithful devotee to the Gungan religion, and seeks to carry out “the will of the guds.” He is rather impatient, hates the Empire, and seeks to avenge his mother’s death at any cost.
(Note to other RoaR players: If it helps, imagine Dossal with a deep voice like Captain Tarpals’, rather than…the alternative.)
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